"This team has a very good spirit about it," Fulmer said.
Yet, it will take more than focus and spirit to pull a win out at the Orange Bowl.
"They've prepared themselves," said Fulmer. "Now it's just a matter of going and playing. We've got to take care of the football, stop the run, get off the field on defense and stay on the field on offense."
Harrell has been fighting foot and ankle problems since before the season began. Fulmer remains unsure of whether or not the red-shirt freshman will be able to give it a go on Saturday.
"I'm not sure," said Fulmer. "He turned his ankle yesterday. We'll have to see how he improves. We'll just have to have somebody else to step up."
Mapu is no stranger to the injury bug either. Fulmer reminisced about what the sophomore had to overcome just a year ago.
"He had a broken finger, a bad wrist and shoulder all last year," said Fulmer. "The finger had to be operated on. He's a tough guy by nature."
The Vols have an afternoon walk-through scheduled for Friday.